Eastern Connecticut State University was again ranked in the top 30 public regional universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report in its 2012 rankings, released on Sept. 13. The North Region covers 11 states and extends from the northern tip of Maine to the Pennsylvania/ Ohio border, and south all the way to Maryland. "This news is a tribute to our entire campus community," said President Elsa Núñez. "In particular, we are encouraged by results which showed that our 'institutional reputation,' as measured by a survey of our peers, was at an all-time high. This criterion is weighed heavily in the U.S. News ratings, so we are very excited about that. Congratulations to everyone on campus!"